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Jip Jip Rocks

Jip Jip Rocks
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Jip Jip Rocks
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .2%
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral, waxy aromas and flavors of geranium, honeycomb, green leafy herbs, and buddha’s hand with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length finish revealing notes of grapefruit rind and gooseberry with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice dry, understated sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: geranium, honeycomb, green leafy herbs, and Buddha's hand
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grapefruit rind and gooseberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dry, understated sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Morambro Creek Pty Ltd

The Producer
12 Huntingdale Court
Mt. Gambier, SA 5290
Australia
61 -418281060

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.